As the smallest independent state in the entire world the Vatican City is a truly remarkable place to visit, with some of the most famous sights all situated within such a short area. Established in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, the place offers so many sightseeing opportunities that, despite its size you probably need 2 full days to take everything in. The Vatican is an ecclesiastical city-state ruled by the Pope, the pontiff of Rome. The Vatican Gardens take up around 50% of the territory and contain wonderful sculptures and sprawling fountains.
- Climb to the top of the Basilica for some of the best views of not just the Vatican City but also the whole of Rome.
- Browse around the statues of St Peter's Square whilst snapping away with your camera at the magnificent Cathedral of the Vatican.
- Marvel at the staggering work of Michelangelo and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel an absolute must for any trip to Rome.
As the Vatican City is basically just one square and several walkways, everything can be achieved on foot. Actually arriving there is simple enough with good connecting rail networks and bus routes. As one of the most visited cities in Europe, Rome has 2 airports serving its needs, which are the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino and Ciampino, bringing in tourist from around the world to view the attractions of this incredible little territory. As with any large city, if one is taking a taxi it is best to have exact change as Rome’s taxi drivers are notorious for fleecing hapless visitors.
63 hotels in Vatican
Creating a refined elegance and modern comfort, this property welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Rome. GeneralAt leisure, guests can visit the city of Rome and explore its beautiful... More
Columbus Hotel Rome, housed in a 15th century building, provides quality accommodation for guests visiting Rome. St Peter's Basilica - a famous place of pilgrimage, Piazza Navona - a square with... More
Grand Hotel Tiberio Rome offers quality accommodation and friendly hospitality to its guests. Famous landmarks of Rome, such as Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and Sant Angelo Castle are... More
Best Western Hotel Spring House Rome offers travellers comfortable accommodations and ideal starting point for exploring the historic centre of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This... More
A place of refined exclusivity, Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts offers highest standards of service, best-maintained accommodation as well as enjoys all the privileges for an... More
La Rovere Hotel Rome provides value-for-money accommodations in the heart of the Italian capital, just a stone's throw to Saint Peter's Basilica. Apart from sightseeing around Vatican City narby,... More
Offering cosy accommodation and quality services, this property is an ideal place for spending a wonderful and unforgettable Roman holiday. GeneralThe hotel's meeting rooms are well-appointed for... More
Characterised by a friendly, young and family atmosphere, the 207 Inn Hotel meets the needs of both tourist and business travellers with a warm welcome and careful personalisation service that will... More
Giulio Cesare Hotel Rome, a 19th century patrician villa with a lovely garden, offers travellers an elegant home away from home in the historic centre of Rome. This upscale property places... More